Monday, July 13, 2015

Kids on Crawfish

I guess I must be missing seafood from home, New Orleans or both because on a whim Friday evening, I purchased a whopping 37 lbs of live crawfish from a local vendor.

When Blinky realized they were alive and biting, she perched herself on the dining room table until I had completely sorted and packed them all. At dinner, she decided she liked them after a few bites, but required them to be beheaded and peeled before they came anywhere near her.

In stark contrast, Stinky wanted to play with and examine them during prep but after one lick at dinner, literally, decided they were the most horrible thing he'd ever tasted. Go figure.

In any event, the DH and I enjoyed about 9 lbs that night in a crawfish boil and it was the most delicious thing we'd eaten in a while. If you can deal with a cook who never measures anything, here's what I did:
  • Bring a large pot of water to a boil
  • Add a very generous amount of a liquid seafood boil concentrate (I think these work better than those seasoning bags)
  • Add potatoes, corn on the cob, garlic cloves, and whole lemons cut in half (can also add Andouille sausage)
  • Add a heaping handful of creole seasoning
  • When the potatoes are nearly done, add crawfish (like most shellfish, they do not take very long to cook; the shell changes to a bright red when done)
  • Drain everything and season again with a creole seasoning
  • Enjoy

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